May 28, 2016
March 14, 2016
Bloomberg News reports that the US Food and Drug Administration recently discovered “evidence that Castle Cheese Inc. was doctoring its 100 percent real Parmesan with cut-rate substitutes and such fillers as wood pulp and distributing it to some of the country’s biggest grocery chains.” Eek!
February 20, 2016
Several years back, Devotion Spirits experimented with a casein infused vodka targeted towards the health and bodybuilding set. They hired a celebrity spokesman and earned some early buzz, but things went downhill from there. Devotion’s claims that the vodka “contains 2 grams of protein per 1.5 ounce serving; that it will help build muscle mass; and that it will not cause hangovers” caught the eye of the FTC, who closed their investigation in October 2012 only after
January 23, 2016
The Department of Justice announced yesterday that Delaware-based Roos Foods Inc. has “signed a plea agreement in which it has agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor violation of the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA)” and has agreed to “a proposed consent decree of permanent injunction” that would halt production until the Roos facilities are brought into line with federal standards.
December 16, 2015
At long last, those who answer to a higher Cheese law will finally be able to partake in the goodness that is authentic Parmigiano-Reggiano.
November 12, 2015
The good folks at Food Safety News flagged a fascinating report from the National Conference of State Legislatures (“NCSL”) entitled “State Milk Laws.” The 88 page document summarizes state laws pertaining to the consumption and sale of raw milk, culminating in the fascinating graphic reproduced below.
September 8, 2015
With Greek and Turkish Cypriots having found common ground in their quest to make halloumi a “protected designation of origin” (“PDO”) under EU law, backlash off the island has only grown.
August 20, 2015
News outlets are reporting today that the Russian government has arrested six individuals affiliated with a criminal ring attempting to import and sell 460 tons of contraband cheese “worth about 2 billion rubles, or nearly $30 million.” According to the reports, the smugglers had repackaged the cheese using the “fake labels of the world’s leading producers.”
August 3, 2015
July 23, 2015
With the Mediterranean World teetering on the brink of economic collapse, what else would politicians do but negotiate the finer points of cheese law?